Poster Proposal Information and Online Submission

The Council on Community-Based Partnerships invites students, faculty, and community organizations to submit a proposal to present a poster at the Eleventh Annual Center for Community-Based Partnerships Awards Luncheon, which will be held at the Bryant Conference Center Friday, April 14, 2017. Proposals should describe community engagement research or relevant projects.


The deadline to apply is
4:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Notification to applicants will be made by Wednesday, March 15.

Engaged scholarship combines the familiar traditions of teaching, research, and service in equitable partnerships with communities external to the campus. These partnerships have a goal of creating sustained, positive change in both the community and the academy. Engaged scholarship is reciprocal and is conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect for, and understanding of, both partners’ strengths, weaknesses and needs. The ideal engaged scholarship initiative involves faculty and students in partnership with a community entity or entities.

Submissions are encouraged that include, but are not limited to innovative designs, partnerships, community/institutional impact, curriculum development/assessment, service-learning, and civic engagement.


Poster Session

The poster session will take place from 10:00–11:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017. Presenters are asked to set up their posters approximately 30 minutes prior to the session. Presenters are invited to register for the CCBP Awards Luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m.

Poster Dimensions

Poster dimensions of 36” by 48” are recommended. However, attempts will be made to accommodate other sizes if needed. Posters will be displayed on tabletops. Therefore, it’s recommended that presenters use a rigid poster display, free-standing posters, or allow their posters to be pinned or attached to a firmer board which will be provided at the poster session. Easels will also be made available.

For more information please contact Dr. Jen Nickelson, chair, Academic Conference and Presentation Committee, at jnickelson@ches.ua.edu or 205-348-3715.